Middle-class expectations of an inheritance based on the value of the family home may no longer be valid as people live longer and use family home to fund cost of care.

Changes to the “generational contract” between parents and their children have the potential to “lock in” a new class divide between those who have pr(...)

Of 436 female Law Library members who responded to the survey  in February this year, just 5 per cent worked in criminal prosecution and 32 per cent in criminal defence.  Photograph:  Katie Collins/PA

Commercial law and criminal law are regarded “less available” to women than family law and general practice, a survey of female members of The Bar of (...)

Some 37 per cent of respondents to the study by the Bar of Ireland said they had encountered masters, colleagues, solicitors and judges who had a negative bearing on their career. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Almost two-thirds of women barristers have experienced discrimination during their careers, according to a survey which cites an “underbelly” of casua(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is “unequivocally against” use of the poor box by District Court judges in cases where penalty points might(...)

Leslie Buckley: A spokesman for INM chairman said he was involved in a range of companies in Ireland and internationally. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chairman of Independent News & Media, Leslie Buckley, and non-executive director Paul Connolly were both shareholders and directors of offshor(...)

President Michael D Higgins said democracy was “made fragile”, most often unintentionally, whenever decisions that were the legitimate object of political debate were abandoned to the automaticity of rigid fiscal rules. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The challenges being faced by the European Union may also present a “generational opportunity” to rekindle the European vision, President Michael D Hi(...)

Law firm Mossack Fonseca  in Panama City, which specialises in setting up offshore companies, is at the center of the Panama Papers controversy. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tax authorities are, by their nature, particularly focused on, and limited by, sovereignty. It is not just that, for obvious reasons, national tax au(...)

The Panama Papers project has  involved one of the largest data leaks ever. The 11.5 million leaked files cover 40 years of the operations of one of the world’s largest providers of offshore services, the Panama-headquartered Mossack Fonseca law firm. File photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tax officials from around the world, including the Revenue Commissioners, meet in Paris today to discuss international action in response to the Panam(...)

The Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The State should use compulsory purchase orders to buy back residential property sold recently to “vulture” funds, the Master of the High Court, Edmu(...)

 Oscar Pistorius (centre) is surrounded by security personnel as he leaves the High Court after the third day of his murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa on March 5th, 2014. File photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

The televising of the Oscar Pistorius trial turned coverage of the case into something very like a major sporting event, the conference of the Bar Cou(...)